The Zambian Immigration Department has admitted that it had run out of border passes at the Victoria Falls border post.
Immigration department Spokesperson Namati Shinka has confirmed that the department had run out of border passes in the run up to the Easter holiday due to increased volume of traffic.
The Zambian Watchdog had reported on 22nd April 2019 that the immigration department had run out of border passes at Victoria Falls border post for close to two weeks.
Shinka however claimed that it was not true that the issuance of border passes had been suspended but said it was true that the department had run out of border passes adding that sufficient stocks of border passes have since been supplied and further said the department regrets the disruption resulting from the running out of border passes.
Border passes are used by people who have no passports but just want to cross the border for a few days or hours. Typically, border passes are used by people who reside in border towns and cross border traders.